The Global eHealth Strategy Symposium organised by the European Commission in conjunction with the 9th annual Med-e-Tel conference will take place on April 7th, 2011 in Luxembourg. In order to promote research and participation on ehealth of developping countries, the European Commission Directorate-General Information Society is funding 3 researchers' expenses to present their projects during the symposium.

What is the link between emergency, healthcare helpline, ICT-enabled, Art, medicines management, efficiency, maternal mortality and mobile technology? The three awards winning projects from Bhutan, Kenya and Nepal!

Following the Commission's announcement of a grant opportunity for three abstracts from developing countries, 31 abstracts from eligible countries were submitted to the Med-e-Tel conference.

The Scientific Committee evaluated the projects according to different criteria including relevance to the overall Med-e-Tel topics; relevance to the objectives of the EC Global eHealth Strategy Symposium; originality, new approach and results; aims, background and valid methodology; and alignment with attendees' expectations.

The three projects that have been selected to present at the Global eHealth Strategy Symposium are:

  • Health Help Center (HHC) – 24/7 Access to Healthcare Services In Bhutan Though a Toll Free Number 112 (Gaki Tshering, Ministry of Health, Bhutan)
  • Demonstrating Potential Role of ICTs in Improving Management and Use of ART Medicines in Resource Limited Settings (Sarah Chuchu, Ministry Ministry of Medical Services, Kenya)
  • Tele-Safe Motherhood Pilot Project in Rolpa District of Nepal (Shishir Dahal, Ministry of Health, Nepal)

These projects will share a panel with other interesting projects from Latin America and Africa to bring a global vision about how eHealth is deployed around the world.

More details about the Global eHealth Strategy Symposium and the overall Med-e-Tel conference will be announced soon.

Information on the grant: call for abstracts

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